Hot on the heels of the opening of a revamped Manhattan Bridge Skatepark and the shuttering of beloved spot Brooklyn Banks, NYC’s skate landscape is set to change yet again with the opening of 5050 Skatepark Saturday.
5050, located at 354 Front Street in Staten Island, will be the only indoor park in the city, according to co-owner Ed Pollio–perfect for shredders who’ve been driven inside by this summer’s overwhelming heat. It features courses that cater to every level of experience, including one modeled after Brooklyn Banks.
“I invited all the skateboarders and all the bike riders here, and we sat at a big table and they designed it,” said Pollio. “They said what fixtures they wanted and where. it was designed by the users.”
If you can find your way to Staten Island, 5050 should be worth the trip. It will be open seven days a week, and prices range from $12 for a three-hour session to $20 for an all day pass.